Prepare for war, Chinese President Xi Jinping told the country’s top military brass at a meeting on Friday. Photo: Xinhua

Chinese President Xi Jinping gives army its first order of 2019: be ready for battle

  • Armed forces must be ready for a ‘comprehensive military struggle from a new starting point’, leader says
  • Central Military Commission issues new guidelines to boost morale based on greater empathy and merit-based promotions
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Prepare for war, Chinese President Xi Jinping told the country’s top military brass at a meeting on Friday. Photo: Xinhua
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Mimi Lau

Mimi Lau

Mimi Lau covers human rights, religion and civil society in China. She spent seven years in southern China as the Post's Guangzhou Correspondent before returning to Hong Kong in 2017. Today, Mimi continues to pursue stories across the country, monitoring and reporting on key political and civil issues. She has won numerous awards for her work.